Gender: Male Meaning of Lafayette: "faith" Origin of Lafayette: French

Lafayette Origin and Meaning

The name Lafayette is a boy's name of French origin meaning "faith".

Foppish name with a distinguished forebear, French general Marquis de Lafayette, who fought in the American Revolution. It accounts for the L in L. Ron Hubbard. Old-time short form: Fayette or Fate.

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Pop Culture References for the name Lafayette

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Izzy Carignan Says:


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letmein Says:


Lafayette is a city name from Louisiana.

bethlena Says:


It's definitely... unusual.

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aaronburrsir Says:


Me too, as told by my username.

LostKid Says:


I think of the same song

actingfun Says:


Whenever I hear this name, I think of the song Guns and Ships from Hamilton. It's a great song, I really recommend it. As for the name, I think it's kind of cute. I could certainly get used to it, even if it will always remind America's favorite fighting Frenchman (Lafayette!).